When I was a kid, what is now Clonmel Castle was “The Barrett Estate” to those of who lived in Port Dover. I played with the fairies in the grass on the hill while my parents played lawn bowling on the side yard. I didn’t know the lady who lived there except that when I was a teenager she would sometimes come to bakeshop where I worked to buy sugar cookies on Saturday morning.
Today I got to visit it again and experience some of the sweet, fairie-spirit which seems to linger along with the generosity of its new owner. Her willingness to open the property to the public every Wednesday evening all summer is reminiscent of the days gone by when the Barrett family also shared it’s gradeur with the community.
My blog is short tonight because I’m tired but I would love people who know Clonmel to share some of their memories or stories they have heard about Clonmel. (only good ones please)
I am so fortunate to live a community filled with great stores, colourful people, and kindness.